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Neuro Rehab Occupational Therapist

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Part Time
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Neuro Rehab Occupational Therapist Band 6 OT- 22.5 hours 12-month fixed term (cover maternity)

Community Neuro Rehab Team (CNRT) offers support, advice and therapyintervention to adults who have a physical and/or cognitive impairment, due to an acquired neurological deficit.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well motivated Occupational Therapist, who can demonstrate skills appropriate to the role, working in neurology. You will need to be able to travel around the district for service delivery.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to become a member of our interdisciplinary community team. You would be a part of a rewarding and developing service, committed to providing evidence-based intervention.Utilising your knowledge and skills, you will work closely with the patients, their family/carers and other professionals from statutory and non statutory agencies, to offer consultation, advice, education and goal focused episodes of therapy.

With your excellent ability to listen and to be creative, you will be expected to facilitate complex problem solving, plan a goal orientated approach and to communicate this effectively in order to address issues which have been identified.

As a member of an interdisciplinary team, you will understand the benefits to be gained from a team approach, where each team member's contribution is valued and where experience is shared.

Main duties of the job

Carry out occupational therapy neurological assessments, plan and deliver treatment and offer education and support to patients and their families, in a variety of community settings.

You will be expected to practice autonomously but work as a part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team. You will be expected to carry a complex clinical caseload and be required to delegate work to support staff.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of quality services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children. Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate & these are:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Job description Job responsibilities


The post holder will need to:
  • Develop working relationships with the immediate team
  • Communicate with a wide range of people to ensure that treatment planning and intervention is holistic and cohesive
  • Use a variety of communication methods throughout the working day, eg: email, written records and telephone.
  • Communicate difficult or sensitive information relating to patient care
  • Ensure that all locally produced information documents are in the corporate style and that all written information complies with Trust policy

Responsibility for Patient Care

The post holder will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out appropriate occupational therapy assessments, based on good practice
  • Developing treatment plans, tailored to the patients need and demonstrating sound clinical reasoning
  • Delivering therapeutic intervention based on the findings of your assessments
  • Promoting self-management to all patients
  • Supporting patients (and their carers if appropriate) by providing information which is well sourced and of good quality.
  • Assist patients, carers, relatives during incidental contact

Planning and organising

The post holder will:
  • Organise and plan their own day to day workload, in order to meet the demands of the service and job role
  • To participate in the supervision of more junior/unqualified staff
  • To supervise occupational therapy students on clinical placement within CNRT

Responsibilities for Physical and / or Financial Resources

The post holder will ensure safe and effective use of equipment, resources and consumables at all times.

Responsibility for Policy and Service Development and Implementation

The post holder will:
  • Be aware of, comment on and actively participate in changes on policy, procedure or service development.
  • To contribute to service development within CNRT
  • Embrace and support line management and the department, in making service improvements effective within the work place
  • To contribute to interdisciplinary training
  • Attend training as identified in appraisal

Responsibilities for Human Resources and Leadership

The post holder will:
  • Support new or less experienced work colleagues to adapt to the work place

Responsibilities for Teaching and Training

The post holder will:
  • Participate in training and development activities that are relevant to the job role
  • Deliver education and training to patients, their carers and other appropriate agencies, in relation to the role of an occupational therapist, the patients condition, healthy lifestyle choices and self-management
  • Support learners of all disciplines and be a main educator for occupational therapy learners

Responsibilities for data and information resources

The post holder will:
  • Comply with the standards expected by the Organisation, in relation to the inputting of activity data

Research, Development and Audit

The post holder will:
  • Contribute to departmental, local or National audits when required

Physical Skills and Effort

The post holder will:
  • Be required to carry out activities which involve manual handling and physical activity
  • Be required to drive from visit to visit when working in community teams
  • Be required to switch attention between tasks throughout the day
  • Be required to use a computer for parts of every day

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Honours Occupational Therapist or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Previous experience of community working
  • Previous experience of being part of an MDT
Experience Essential
  • Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people who have barriers to understanding
  • Ability to communicate with patients, carers and other professionals in health/social care and voluntary agencies
  • Able to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers.
  • Able to cope with frequent contact with body odours, wound care and occasional sputum and other body fluids.

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